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this is decision 2012, president barack obama vs. romney for the future of our country and the ties of uncertainty. we are with the voters in the heart of the obama rally in his sweet home chicago. >> wgn american viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early
president obama shares his vision for his second term. challenging americans to join together as one. and saying the election is a call for action. we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts that the best is yet to come. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typi
together with president obama following his reelection. good evening imi, a terror. our top story seen around the country tonight, could it be a true all of branch the house speaker handed the president after turmoil on capitol hill the last four years. chicago voters say they hope it is as they gathered near the president's home on the south side before the first family left the city to get back to washington. the president reached out to party leaders on both sides of the aisle to get a jumpstart on the tough work coming up. meanwhile, the enthusiasm at the hyde park neighborhood is much different today than four years ago supporters are happy and relieved that he won reelection and at the same time they say they expect better results during his second term in celebration of another win for the famous neighbor free breakfast this morning at the diner one of barack obama's favorite hyde park restaurants but as supporters enjoy the victory day expressed immediate concern the president won't get much done with the republican controlled house of representatives. about 100 enthusiastic su
decision 2012 winds down. as president obama and mitt romney make their final campaign appearances before tomorrow's prersidential election. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spen
is election day. good evening. election preparations are under way for the big day. barack obama is on his way air force one is expected to land at o'hare around midnight tonight burning him home after another whirlwind day on the campaign trail. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? filing through eight of the most competitive states in the waning hours of the campaign barack obama one more time asking course supporters in backers who might otherwise stay away come to the polls for us. >> the people's verdict in chicago and the world's media already in position at mccormick place, the stage set security, tight. the end of the trail along every step of which he has worked to set himself apart. >> we know america has always done better, we have always promised everybody gets a fair shot. everybody is playing by the same rules, that's what we believe, that's why you'll elected me in 2008 and that's what i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> the president pushing for a high turnout in his final day on the campaign trail his opponent still at a pushing fo
in downtown chicago it wanted obama to pressure the israeli government to end their attack saying they have been brutally occupied protesters say this is the second time the president has refused to condemn israel they point to four years ago when the president elect obama did not address earlier attacks of that time a tragic train crash killed 4 during a veterans day parade earlier today. more than two dozen people were injured faye bakker had been planned for tonight is a hunting trip tomorrow however organizers say all activity has been halted. >> ask either 28 workers to return to work or they will liquidate the whole company there will be in an announcementan announcement in the morning. they lost everything if you don't stand up now what are you going to stand up? union leaders say people are fed up after years of drastic wage and benefit concessions and a lingering bankruptcy workers are drawing a line in the sand even if it cost them their jobs. >> nothing has gone better, it's getting worse. they're gathering to show support for their brothers and sisters in cases where they are s
hampshire he reminded supporters of what he has called obama is broken promises to the american people >> he was going to get unemployment down to 5.2 percent right now. we just learned it is up to 7.9% >> he then moved on to colorado. his running mate paul ryan wasn't pennsylvania introducing his family to supporters. then he was off to virginia >> meanwhile president obama is pushing his campaign through the midwest with stops in milwaukee in ohio. the president disputed romney's charges of partisanship and divisiveness >> when we cut taxes for middle- class families, that was bipartisan. there are some republicans in the senate who voted with us >> moving on to mentor, ohio -- mr. obama touted his administration's bailout of the auto industry. ohio relies heavily on the auto industry -- and republican romney has criticized the government-orchestrated rescue as ultimately destructive. >> the mayor led a last-minute rally for his former boss today visiting president obama as re- election headquarters. the major thing to the obama volunteers and reminded them there is still time t
obama his resignationpetraeus gave his resignation today and president barack obama reluctantly accepted and praised him for his service. the fbi said they were concerned about her access to his email. >> nobody believes that this was what they called a honey trap that is it woman controlled by a foreign service this was an extramarital affair for which he has paid a very serious price. in a little toletter to colleagues he said that he showed poor judgment second-in- command at the agency is now the acting director. on the strength of his reelection victory president barack obama says that america backed his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. we are here to explain what it all means. >> congress if they don't act before the end of the year almost every taxpayer will see his or her taxes go up the average household would owe the government $3,500 more every year both parties are calling for compromise. but they both said it was not going to be easy. with a small group of middle-class americans standing behind them today president barack obama states his position on the up coming show
for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elect derrick smith says he's excited about returning to work in springfield. smith was re-elected tuesday.. despite his indictment on bribery charges, and his expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal
a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg
. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on the debt. the white house and lawmakers created this deadline last year when they failed to reach an agreement on the deficit. the president is calling for one-point-six trillion dollars in new taxes on companies and the wealthy. yesterday, the president made his case to labor leaders. we're committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class. making sure that they pay their fair share. president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. she must >> run for reelection to her minority position. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is n
it's election day but the campaigning doesn't stop. president obama hits a south side campaign office to get make some get-out-the-vote calls while mitt romney stumps in ohio in hopes of winning a crucial swing state. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow h
honored of the nation's military veterans today. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns in arlington national cemetery. the president said veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries post- traumatic stress disorder and other wounds of war will receive the care and treatment they need. he said it and expressions of gratitude alone are not enough for veterans and their families >> we must do more. >> president obama later met with military families in section 60 of the cemetery where veterans of the most recent wars in iraq and afghanistan are buried >> there were also plenty of local ceremonies where our veterans were honored for their service >> a live look at some of them >> all across the chicago area today there were eight events honoring our veteranevents honoring our veterans >> a visually striking display in downtown naperville.. the healing field of honor. they did a beautiful job. fascinating to see it all. 2,012 flags waving in the wind. a tribute to committment that's unwavering. each representing an american hero. it makes you feel we did something
's oldest trick in the book! president obama, from florida to new hampshire. mitt romney, iowa to ohio. their pace - frantic. this race - tight... according to the latest polls. even a state like pennsylvania -- once solidly in mr. obama's column, coming into play for romney. chicago's mayor weighs in: it's a close election. i think pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted. both sides agree the easiest road to victory..runs right though ohio. "romney is doing well in ohio. you know, polls don't decide elections, voters do." house speaker john boehner says he's confident. and while congressman paul ryan tailgated with cheeseheads in his home state - wisconsin... the democrats bring out secret weapon bill clinton in new hampshire. then - there's the sandy effect on voting and opinion.. new jersey's governor having to reassure republicans romney still gets his vote. "i don't know why telling the president he's doing a good job when he's doing a good job equals an endorsement." in areas still without power because of the superstorm, new jersey residents can cast a p
president obama large about the same day that david petraeus and, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. we will continue to have that confidence. a defense official tells us there's a distinct possibility that the defense department is connected to him and the fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from rockwell's north carolina home on monday. >> she is cooperating which is a good idea the answer it may show of national security was threatened by personal choices. public and private sector leaders all descending on the white house this week looking for ways to turn around the economy and avoid the impending fiscal cliff they are sharing their opinions and to market its the other side fortune 500 chief executive the week will wrap up on friday when congressional leaders make the trip down to pennsylvania and. it reduced push for a self suburban casino, next was several power brokers are betting on country club hills. and a thief decides as stealing a delivery part just isn't enough and that proves to be the wrong move. the dangers of the flu during pre
. president barack obama answering questions for the first time to license his reelection, next what he had to say about the fiscal cliff and the handling of the investigation into former cia director. and a comic worker returns home after spending a few weeks bringing electricity back to the storm ravaged new york. [ dog 1 ] i am not a vegetarian! yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i want to eat meat! [ male announcer ] iams knows dogs love meat. ...but most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ dog 2 ] look at me! i'm a lean, mean flying machine [ dog 1 ] i am too! woo hoo! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ dog 2 ] i'm an iams dog for life. not a rabbit. woof! this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hou
in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a told the obama administration an al-qaeda linked group was behind the attack. but, he claimed the white house changed this assessment. he added he knew an anti- islamic video didn't spark the assault... contradicting president obama and other white house officials. >> the ambassador's statement represented the best possible and for mission without jeopardize in classified information. ... the cia eventually approved the white house's decision to remove "al-qaeda" from the assessment, but didn't give a reason why. a lawmaker did ask petraeus if his affair had any impact on his testimony, and he said "no." the cia launches an investigation into petraeus. as we mentioned, petraeus suddenly resigned from the post last week... because he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. the c-i-a says the purpose of its investigation is simple: to see if there are any lessons to learn from this scandal. attorney general eric holder said yesterday petraeus' affair didn't compromise national security. the context is a little clearer... abo
intelligence leaders didn't anticipate or repel theand the obama administration's public response. >> what is clear is that this administration including the president himself had intentionally misinformed, in fact lied to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. some republicans are criticizing u.n. ambassador susan rice. after the attack, she said intelligence pointed to a spontaneous attack... not a pre- planned one. president obama said the g-o-p should go after him instead former cia director david petraeus denied that his scheduled testimony over the september attack in benghazi, libya, had anything to do with his resignation, he told hln's kyra phillips. petraeus said that he never shared classified information with paula having an affair with. defense secretary leon panetta is ordering a review of defense programs to see if they are strong enough. a computer used by paula broadwell that was not secured contained classified information.broadwell's affair with former cia director david petraeus led to his resignation. national security officials tell "reuters" an inves
happened in benghazi's saying that the obama administration did not want to admit that this was a terrorist attack carried out by al-qaeda. this is truly a failure of intelligence. >> the prepared on classified talking points not mentioning the role allocated groups may have played to avoid compromising intelligence sources, democrats say that u.n. ambassadors should not be blamed for using those points in interviews in the days following the attack. gutierrez says the explanation is simple, the story changed as more information was gathered. in libya you pick up iphone, you call for people and they show up with four trucks ready to take over the embassy, it doesn't take a lot of coordinated effort i saw the film and this was not. lawmakers did not press the former cia director on the extra marital affairs. but he did say that the libyan attacks had nothing to do with his resignation. mayor emanuel got a face time today with the president at the white house he met with the president about 10 this morning in the oval office its familiar territory for the mayor who used to be the president's
of sandy, we have more from new york. >> president obama is calling for the country to come together. you can only imagine what families are going through right now. the state of new york is pledging $100 million for relief efforts. we are also beginning to transition to the reconstruction phase he is showing his frustration with utility companies. i want accountability and i want performance he says the storm was worse than anyone expected rescue operations continue for days after sandy. in the hardest-hit areas tempers are running high. >> we are going to die you don't understand. >> new york senator met this woman while visiting a waterlog the neighborhood in s.i.. >> it's killing me what these people have to go through. >> the wafer gasoline can be agonizing. i think it's a shame what is happening. some residents are returning home getting their first glimpse at the damage. sandy could be one of the nation's costliest disasters ever with an economic impact estimated to be as high as $50 billion. with the gas shortages and the long lines we have seen at gas stations some good news,
over 21 to possess over 1 oz of pot. the newly reelected president has the nickname odrama obama he got pretty emotional thinking campaign workers. >> i'm really proud of that, i am really proud of you. >> applause. >> president barack obama got choked up he said he hopes to make a difference helping people get out of poverty, and get jobs and health care. and bringing his life full circle. first of the devastation of sandy and now residents on the east coast get hit with snow and more power outages. the story behind a lady with of the lucky numbers. the lucky numbers. linda::: >> in tonight's medical watch a new kind of food allergy allergists say they see an increase in spice allergies while peanut and gluten allergies have been commonly diagnosed doctors say their patients complain of ingestion after eating for unknown reasons. allergies are tough to diagnose the most common spice allergens are cinnamon, black pepper garlic in the now love, cooking spices can reduce allergy causing agents. many studies have linked staten to the reduction in cancer incidence new research finds whe
♪ ♪ o president obama plans to make a statement this hour on the economy and address fears of the upcoming fiscal cliff. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. but first, our top story. apparently wrapping up their operations here. they have refused to say much about their ongoing search. day five of this effort comes five years after the mysterious disappearance of stacy peterson. state police tell us that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue
for quitting, petraeus handed in his resignation to president obama on thursday. petraeus' affair reportedly with his biographer came to light after possible hacking of the general's personal email account. that investigation reportedly started after broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman. former c.i.a. director general michael hayden says the resignation is sad but the c.i.a. is in good hands. >> it's a tragedy it's a tragedy for the nation, it's a tragedy for the agency, and clearly a tragedy for the petraeus' family. now, they'll move on and wish them all the best but this is very sad. the agency is healthy. >> and hayden was in charge of the c.i.a. from 2006 to 2009. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with federal authorities. the senior jackson spoke at the rainbow push coalition today. that plea agreement for his son reportedly covers questionable campaign spending on home improvements. jacks
as a result of the affair. president barack obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. they are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. the president should have been told about it and he said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair the congressman called the fbi is leadership to report the information he got on october the 31st but the fbi's probe had already been underway for months the journal says that the investigation began in may when email described a threatening woman that jill kellie a family friend of david's. by late summer the wall street journal reports that the bureau had led to broad well to try as, that's when the journal says top law- enforcement officials informed eric holder of the situation. once the white house when some staffer knows when sperry's people find out about something i think it's almost instant you see this all the time. if former fbi assistant director says under its protocol the fbi and justice department should have kept it inside their circle. there was no evidence of either
obama in green bay back on the campaign trail after dealing with hurricane sandy and a last-minute blitz before next tuesday's election telling supporters in green bay that republicans are counting on their cynicism towards the pace of progress in washington and says that his economic plan has been tried in the past and failed. >> governor romney has used all of his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the last four years. and he is offering them up as change. >> romney sayshitting battleground states as well today he is continuing to hammer the president on the economy and said that obama hasn't managed to turn things around over the last four years and romney says it's time to give someone with economic experience a shot at running things. attacking me does not make an agenda it doesn't get people back to work. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business we need a president who understands business and i do. he went on to say he knows the president's sup
of the year. president obama has said he will not accept any deal that does include a tax increase on the very wealthy. speaker of the house john boehner is arguing for eliminating tax loopholes instead. the fiscal is just one of many challenges facing congress including the aftermath of super-storm sandy. if you're planning to travel over thanksgiving, you'll have lots of company. triple-a projects more than 43 million americans will travel at least 50 miles over the holiday. that's up slightly from last year. nine out of ten holiday travelers will hit the roads and they'll find gas prices slightly lower than last year. more than three million people plan to travel by air others will take trains and buses for their holiday trips. the thanksgiving holiday period extends from wednesday, november 21st, through sunday the 25th. just ahead. the states with the most cooking related fire-claims around the holidays and where illinois ranks. and, still to come this midday the money being wasted at air traffic control towers. where some employees are basically being paid to keep each other awake. tand
unemployment is higher now than when president obama took office. he argued that he has a plan to make real changes to fix the job market. early voting ends tomorrow. in chicago. there is one early voting site per ward, plus the chicago election boardice she pleaded with a man for help, but claims he refused. a reporter tracked down that man, who will only go by the name "alan." he shared his side of the story. two year old brendan and four year old connor were found a few blocks away from that home. and the frustration continues to grow. in the aftermath of sandy. across 15 states and the district of columbia, 3-point-3 million customers remain without power. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas. at one point, a woman screamed at reporters that in the last 48 hours, all she had eaten was a slice of pizza. she told senatore chuck schumer "we are going to die. help arrived last night- when ten red cross trucks showed up with food, water and medicine. the super storm also dumped three feet of snow in west virginia and maryland. the national weather service says a nor-easter is pre
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